NAIROBI, Kenya, Jul 21 – Helicopters that will carry President Barack Obama during his Nairobi visit caused a stir Tuesday when they conducted a recce mission at the Kenyatta University grounds.
According to a guard at the university, two Marine One helicopters and three other planes landed at around 11am and took off after about 10 minutes.
“There were five aircraft that landed here this morning at around 11am, three of them were big planes and the other two were helicopters; they stayed for about 10 to 15 minutes,” the security guard told Capital FM News.
He said it was exciting for him and many other Kenyans who were lucky to see the ‘machines’ they had never seen before.
“Although they were too far from where people were, I am telling you we were happy to see these planes,” he said.
The security guard explained that people on board alighted from one of the aircraft and surveyed the grounds at the university’s compound before flying towards the centre of Nairobi.
When capital FM left KU grounds, painters and other contractors were making final touches at the university’s main gate.
President Obama is expected in the country on Friday evening to attend the Global Entrepreneurship Summit which will be held at the United Nations Headquarters in Nairobi’s Gigiri.
He will also hold a series of other meetings key of them being bilateral talks with President Uhuru Kenyatta.